Andover High club hosts food drive

Andover High's COVID Support Club is hosting a food drive during the month of March. 

Student Justin Jin started the 160-plus-member club last year to fundraise to give money to organizations helping to feed the hungry.

"I started the club with the motive of helping our community through unprecedented times during the pandemic," Jin said. "Seeing that crime was heading upward because people needed to rob to feed their families broke my heart."

Now, members are collecting non-perishables for Lazarus House in Lawrence. 

Donations may be placed in bins outside of the Cormier Youth Center, 40 Whittier Court, Andover,

 If anyone has questions or wants to help, contact

Concert for seniors

Doug Kwartler, a Chelmsford songwriter and producer,  will perform a one-hour live concert specially curated for seniors on at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 14.

The concert will feature songs from The Great American Songbook, familiar folk songs, and up-tempo tunes from the 1950s. The event is free. There is a suggested $5 donation which will go toward the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Covid-19 response fund. 

The event will be co-presented by Bridges by Epoch, an assisted living memory care community in Andover. It will be streamed on their Facebook page, and Kwartler's page

Enjoy corned beef and cabbage dinner

West Parish is hosting a corned beef and cabbage drive-through dinner featuring Thwaites Market corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and Irish soda bread on March 20. Meals can be picked up between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Ticket purchase may be made through the Facebook event Corned Beef & Cabbage Drive Through Dinner under "find tickets" or directly at in advance only. Cost is $15.

All proceeds will benefit college scholarships for members of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. The church has granted 99 scholarships since 2013, totaling $78,000. See scholarship program details at

Andover real estate firm grows

Andover-based real estate law firm Touchstone Closing announced two new partners, an associate attorney and a new retail closing office to meet market demand as it celebrates five years in business.

David Allosso, who has been with the firm since its start, has been promoted to partner. Michelle Beauregard was hired as an associate attorney.

Peter E. Smith of Atkinson is a new partner with the firm bringing more than 15 years of experience of residential real estate transactions including building his own successful solo practice. Since bringing Smith on, the firm is expanding with a new retail closing office for the firm at 289 Main Street, Salem N.H.


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